VIRGINIA WINE BLOG

A community of artisans draw out the story in every vintage, crafting wines that embody both Old World grace and southern grit. The history of our wine region will continue to be written in the years to come.

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January 22, 2023

6 Reasons Why You’ll Want to Taste the Best of Virginia at the Governor’s Cup Gala

Since the late 1970’s, Virginia Wine has been carving its rightful place in the wine world. Drawing from early discoveries and constantly evolving through experimentation, winemakers across the Commonwealth showcase […]

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January 13, 2023

A Catalyst for Cider: Diane Flynt

Before there were 300+ wineries and over 5,000 acres of grapes, there were pioneers like Diane Flynt who set their sights on producing wine (or cider in this case) in […]

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December 19, 2022

Hobbyist turned History: Emma Randel

Before there were 300+ wineries and over 5,000 acres of grapes, there were pioneers like the Smiths who set their sights on producing wine in the Commonwealth— pursuing the potential […]

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November 14, 2022

Champion of Vinifera: Treville Lawrence

Before there were 300+ wineries and over 5,000 acres of grapes, there were pioneers like Treville Lawrence who set their sights on producing wine in the Commonwealth— pursuing the potential […]

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October 17, 2022

Farmers First: Archie Smith Jr. & Archie Smith III

Before there were 300+ wineries and over 5,000 acres of grapes, there were pioneers like the Smiths who set their sights on producing wine in the Commonwealth— pursuing the potential […]

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September 7, 2022

Height of Experimentation: Sis Worrall & Elizabeth Furness

Before there were 300+ wineries and over 5,000 acres of grapes, there were pioneers like Elizabeth “Sis” Worrall and her mother Elizabeth Furness who set their sights on producing wine […]

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August 24, 2022

Storyteller of the Vines: Jim Law

Before there were 300+ wineries and over 5,000 acres of grapes, there were pioneers like Jim Law who set their sights on producing wine in the Commonwealth— pursuing the potential […]

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July 25, 2022

Virginia’s Viticulturist: Lucie Morton

Before there were 300+ wineries and over 5,000 acres of grapes, there were pioneers like Lucie Morton who set their sights on producing wine in the Commonwealth— pursuing the potential […]

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June 28, 2022

First Lady of Virginia Wine: Felicia Warburg Rogan

Before there were 300+ wineries and over 5,000 acres of grapes, there were pioneers like Felicia Warburg Rogan who set their sights on producing wine in the Commonwealth— pursuing the […]

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May 24, 2022

The Father of Virginia wines: Gabriele Rausse

Before there were 300+ wineries and over 4,000 acres of grapes, there were pioneers like Gabriele Rausse who set their sights on grape growing and winemaking in the Commonwealth— recognizing […]

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